March 6, 2020
Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program Releases Call for Projects
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Advisory Committee released this week the call for projects and the solicitation packet for the next round of funding for the Indiana Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Program, with $9.83 million available for on-road and non-road projects.
 
Please keep an eye on your inbox for an announcement of a joint South Shore Clean Cities/Indiana Department of Environmental Management Webinar on the solicitation details coming soon.
 
Grant applications close on April 30, 2020. Additional details may be found on the IDEM VW Website.
2020 Rebate Application is Available
The IPGF Safe Appliance Rebate Program is open and accepting applications as of March 1, 2020. Please remember appliances purchased in January and February will no longer be eligible for the rebate program. The 2020 program funding will be $134,500. 

Please  click here  for more details on the program and to access the new rebate application.
Indiana State Department of Health Information on Coronavirus
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is closely monitoring an outbreak of the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus or COVID-19. This new respiratory virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province and continues to infect people in China and around the world, including the United States.

ISDH is working with federal and local partners to respond to this evolving public health situation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the risk of infection in the United States is low, as the virus has had limited person-to-person spread in the United States at this time. The CDC does not have any evidence to suggest that animals or animal products imported from China pose a risk for spreading COVID-19 in the United States.

Please consult this page for updated news and guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates will be made as new information becomes available. Please call the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 [317-233-1325 after hours] or e-mail  epiresource@isdh.in.gov  if you experience symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and have a recent history of travel to China or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19.

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IPGA President's Council
Take the next step in IPGA membership by joining the IPGA President’s Council! The IPGA President’s Council membership was created to provide exclusive marketing and promotional opportunities to increase your exposure to the Association leadership, Marketer members and all Associate/Supplier members of the IPGA. Additionally, President’s Council Membership provides discounts at all IPGA events. This membership will provide you the recognition as a leader and partner in the propane industry in Indiana.

IPGA invites you to upgrade your membership to the IPGA President’s Council to receive these invaluable benefits and opportunities. Learn more...
NPGA Releases Fight Electrification Toolkit
NPGA announced the availability of a new  Fight Electrification  Toolkit, which can be downloaded from  NPGA’s Member Dashboard . The toolkit includes a variety of tools you can use to combat the push towards electrification and/or local bans on the use of gas or installation of gas infrastructure. 

These materials can be co-branded with your company’s logo. With co-branding, your logo will be placed on the document alongside NPGA’s logo, and contact information can also be included. To request co-branding, complete this  form . Initially, NPGA’s Morgan Doggett will handle co-branding requests, but eventually we will have a “do it yourself” tool. The goal is to complete requests within 24 hours on a regular business day, but please provide as much lead time as possible. For more information, please contact  Morgan

These materials are just the first step in the  Fight Electrification  effort. NPGA and PERC are developing an overall communications strategy with more details to be released soon.  

For technical inquiries, please contact  Lesley Garland . For questions on the communications materials, use or production, please contact  Sarah McLallen .
Great Lakes Propane Convention
Highlights
Join Steve Kaminski, President & CEO, of the National Propane Gas Association and Tucker Perkins, President & CEO, of the Propane Education and Research Council at the Great Lakes Propane Convention for an update on NPGA and PERC activities. Steve and Tucker will provide updates on industry challenges, opportunities, and how each organization is working to meet these challenges, and where they see the future of the industry. The panel will give attendees a great opportunity to share their thoughts with both CEOs.

Registration will be open March 15. Visit www.indianapropane.com for updates.
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